Chocolatey: Windows Package Management

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Chocolatey is similar to yum or apt-get for linux users, but for windows users. It allows the user to quickly install a variety of packages (apps) from the command line… as of this writing there are 1375 unique packages available.


Running Chocolatey is cake… heh heh heh. For example, to install Firefox:

c:\> cinst Firefox


Linux — Finding top n large files

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As a followup to my previous note , I am adding an additional one-liner that is extremely helpful.

du -a /path | sort -n -r | head -n 10

Obviously, you can adjust the -n param in the head command to return the top 20 for example.

Backing up a cPanel account via the console

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Backing up the account
– Log-in via SSH as Root user

– Run the pkgacct command to package the account into a tar file:

/scripts/pkgacct username

The account backup will be created in the current working directory.

Restoring the account
– Log-in via SSH as Root user

– Run the restorepkg command to restore the cpbackup archive. Make sure you are in the same directory as the backup file

/scripts/restorepkg username

If the account already exists, you may need for force the restore:

/scripts/restorepkg --force username

There are also options to specify the account’s IP address, etc.